Destinations

Tanzania in September

September weather and where to go

September remains dry with low levels of humidity meaning much fewer mosquitoes around which is always a bonus! Wildebeest and zebra may start heading back south from Kenya and crossing the Masai Mara between September and November (depending on water levels and rainfall) so it might be possible to catch a river crossing at this time. The chart below shows the averages for the Serengeti throughout the month and the comparative average rainfall in Zanzibar

The latter end of the dry season also sees the beginning of better sea visibility off the coast of Zanzibar making it an excellent time to snorkel and dive. Sea visibility is generally good between September and March depending on how the short rains of November and December affect the water. 

September is also the start of the fishing season so if you are interested in this please ask our experts about the best places to visit.

Daytime temperatures sit around 28°C only really dropping to 15°C in the evenings, so this is still relatively agreeable and you will only need fairly lightweight layers to keep you warm during morning and evening game drives.

If you want to combine your safari holiday with some trekking such as Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru, June to October is a good time to go, but remember that the mountain tops remain snow-capped year-round and temperatures will be low. 

The east coast hosts the Bagamoyo Arts Festival in September celebrating with traditional dance, music and performances as well as art exhibitions and workshops.

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